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10 DIY SharePoint Web Parts #4
This post is the fourth in a series of postings, containing examples of SharePoint WebParts that anybody can build all by themselves. To read all posts in this series, or to get started with the RSSBus WebPart, go here. #4 – List Active Directory Groups and Users This web part will list each user group and its members, as defined in your Active Directory (or other LDAP server) installation. Step one is to make sure you have the RSSBus Web Part installed. See here for instructions. Step two, make ......

Posted On Thursday, July 30, 2009 6:57 AM

Screencast: RSSBus SharePoint Web Part Intro
Here is a screencast showing the absolute basics of how to use the RSSBus SharePoint Web Part. The screencast does not go over installation, but all that requires is that you download and run the setup on your SharePoint machine. Technorati Tags: SharePoint, RSSBus ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 29, 2009 6:36 AM

Twitter Button to GeekswithBlogs/SubText Skin
I’ve always wished I could customize the skin on my blog at GeeksWithBlogs.Net. GeeksWithBlogs is built on SubText, and of course its just a skin, but since GWB is hosting my blog and I don’t have control over the skin files myself I am limited to what I can do with it. Well, today I finally did it, after some inspiration from John Resig (@jeresig) and his “Easy Retweet Button”. I added a “Tweet This!” button to the footer of each post. First, I modified the default styling of John’s retweet.js so ......

Posted On Thursday, July 23, 2009 9:03 AM

iPhone Caps Lock How-To
Its not obvious how to turn on caps lock on the iPhone, so here is how in case you’ve wondered this yourself. Start the Settings app. Click on the General menu, and then the Keyboard menu. Turn Enable Caps Lock on. Now, when you’re using the keyboard, just double-tap the shift key. This will enable caps lock and the shift key on the keyboard will turn blue. To turn off caps lock, tap the shift key once. The use of a punctuation key also turns off caps lock (unless you use the double-tap of the space ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 15, 2009 1:56 AM

Four New Developer Toolkit Releases from /n software
Last week /n software announced new versions of three different toolkits, and a brand new SharePoint Integrator product. From nsoftware.com: NEW: /n software UPS Integrator V2 Released! Includes easy access to the most popular UPS mail capabilities including shipping, tracking, address verification, rate calculation, and much more. NEW: /n software SharePoint Integrator Released! Enables developers to build applications that integrate with Microsoft SharePoint Server, including components for working ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 15, 2009 1:53 AM

10 DIY SharePoint Web Parts #3
This post is the third in a series of postings, containing examples of SharePoint WebParts that anybody can build all by themselves. To read all posts in this series, or to get started with the RSSBus WebPart, go here. #3 – Custom SQL Queries This web part will perform a custom SQL query, and allow you to display them however you like. Unlike previous examples, this one won’t be just cut and paste, since you’ll have to provide your own SQL connection string and query, and make replacements inside ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 14, 2009 9:30 AM

10 DIY SharePoint Web Parts #2
This post is the second in a series of postings, containing examples of SharePoint WebParts that anybody can build all by themselves. To read all posts in this series, or to get started with the RSSBus WebPart, go here. #2 – List Document Libraries and Documents For this example, we’ll make a web part that displays a list of the most recently modified document libraries/documents on the site. Lots of SharePoint sites contain many libraries, each containing dozens or even hundreds of documents. Often ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 7, 2009 3:22 AM

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